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Theophilus London, Surfer Blood added to Northside Festival 2011

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Model U.N. was a place for dorks to come together in high school and save themselves from abuse while pontificating on geo-political security issues (and how to clean Cheetos dust from their braces.) But now that concept is cool thanks to the introduction of additional acts to this year’s Northside Music Festival.

NYC’s own Theophilus London has been announced as the headliner for the festival’s opening party, which will be held at the Music Hall of Williamsburg for Thursday, June 16th. As for the rest — Northside also managed to add Florida rockers Surfer Blood, the U.S. debut of Danish ruffians Iceage, and the Worcester, MA-based audio soundscape painters known as Dom. Other additions include: The Strange Boys, Frankie Rose & the Outs, Cult of Youth, and White Fence (they’re from somewhere on Planet Earth).

The Brooklyn-based fest had already announced 80’s indie faves Guided by Voices as Saturday’s headliners along with weed-grinding enthusiasts, Wavves, and previously mentioned Surfer Blood. Indie-mainstays Beirut headlines Friday, with Sharon Van Etten as direct support. In a special appearance Deer Tick will be performing as “Deervana” — a set of Nirvana covers seems imminent — along with Javelin, Twin Sister, and  Ava Luna among others.

The four day fest goes down June 16th-19th across various venues through Williamsburg and Greenpoint in Brooklyn with the main action happening at McCarren Park. Four-day, all-ages badges are currently on-sale for a limited-time price of $60. Individual tickets to the all-ages Beirut and Sharon Van Etten show at McCarren Park on June 17th are available for $25 advance / $30 day of the show. You can purchase tickets here.

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